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Avios partners Cardova to promote travel rewards programme
Avios partners Cardova to promote travel rewards programme

Avios Group and Cardova Trading have partnered within the branded content sphere to encourage sign-ups for, and education about, the new travel rewards programme, Avios, through which members can collect the Avios currency with their everyday spending.

21 Oct 2014 15:56

SA man becomes the first flying butler
SA man becomes the first flying butler

An Etihad Airways cabin crew manager from Joburg has recently completed the world's first training course to become a flying butler. Evert Calitz, 25, was hand-picked to attend an intensive three-week training course held in London, led by the Savoy Hotel's Head Butler, Sean Deveron.

21 Oct 2014 15:11

Hotel students stand a chance to win trip to London
Hotel students stand a chance to win trip to London

Are you a hospitality or culinary student at the International Hotel School? Then you are invited to enter the InterCampus Competition where International Hotel School will be searching for the Top IHS Culinary and Hospitality students.

21 Oct 2014 12:23

Gigaba 'satisfied' with Lindela Repatriation Centre
Gigaba 'satisfied' with Lindela Repatriation Centre

Home Affairs Minister Malusi Gigaba says he is satisfied with the way the Lindela Repatriation Centre in Krugersdorp, west of Johannesburg is being run.

21 Oct 2014 08:52

Suspected poachers arrested in joint operations
Suspected poachers arrested in joint operations

In a joint operation with members of the South African Police Services (SAPS) on the morning of Friday, 17 October, South African National Parks (SANParks) rangers stopped a suspicious vehicle near Skukuza and arrested five suspects. A .375 hunting rifle, ammunition and poaching equipment as well as a vehicle were confiscated in the operation.

21 Oct 2014 07:38

Franschhoek's Last Word on intimate luxury
Franschhoek's Last Word on intimate luxury

The Last Word Franschhoek, an intimate, exquisite boutique hotel on the Main Road in South Africa's culinary capital, delivers on its promise of top-drawer luxury and personalised attention.

By Brian Berkman 21 Oct 2014 07:30

MSC Cruises announces 2015/16 itinerary
MSC Cruises announces 2015/16 itinerary

MSC Cruises SA has announced its new 2015/16 South African Cruise Season, in which the popular MSC Sinfonia returns after refurbishment.

20 Oct 2014 13:42

No Ebola in SA, neighbouring states yet
No Ebola in SA, neighbouring states yet

The Department of Health has, in an update of the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, reported that there are still no suspected or confirmed cases of Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) in South Africa or its neighbouring countries.

20 Oct 2014 09:15

Top tips for navigating Nairobi on business
Top tips for navigating Nairobi on business

Nairobi, East Africa's bustling business hub where several of Africa's largest companies are headquartered, is a popular destination for business travellers including South Africans. Jill Dickenson of Club Travel Corporate recently spent 48 hours in Nairobi and compiled a list of what you need to know when travelling to this city for business.

17 Oct 2014 11:17

Gondwana introduces new wildlife species
Gondwana introduces new wildlife species

The Gondwana Game Reserve near Mossel Bay in the Southern Cape has kicked off the summer season with many exciting wildlife introductions taking place.

17 Oct 2014 07:26

V&A Waterfront wins Lilizela Award
V&A Waterfront wins Lilizela Award

The V&A Waterfront in Cape Town has for the second year running been recognised for its commitment to environmental sustainability, winning a Lilizela Award in the Best Single Resource Management for Energy in the large establishment category.

17 Oct 2014 07:07

[INFOGRAPHIC]: 2014 Ebola Outbreak
[INFOGRAPHIC]: 2014 Ebola Outbreak

Wesgro, the official investment and trade promotion agency for the Western Cape, has released an infographic providing insight into the Ebola and its relation to South Africa.

16 Oct 2014 15:18

PietraSanta - the Italian town that's a millionaire magnet
PietraSanta - the Italian town that's a millionaire magnet

If, like me, you've never heard of Pietrasanta, a small village 4km inland from the resorts of the Tyrrhenian Sea on Italy's west coast, then you will share my surprise when I tell you that it is a destination town and not a serendipitous drive-through, that it attracts Russian oligarchs and oil-rich sheiks and that it is always visited at least twice. The secret behind the repeat custom lies in the translation of the town's name - white stone. That's because Pietrasanta is in the heart of the Carrara region, famed since the Renaissance for its creamy-white marble so coveted by every sculptor from Michelangelo onwards.

By Marcus Brewster 16 Oct 2014 10:19